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A Nightingale-Based Model for Dementia Care and its Relevance for Korean Nursing

Nursing Science Quarterly
SAGE Publications
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This article addresses the synchrony between a Western middle-range theory of care for persons with dementia and traditional Korean nursing care. The Western theory is called a need-driven, dementia-compromised behavior model and is heavily influenced by the assessment categories outlined in Nightingale’s work. This model is presented as congruent with Nightingale’s work and then viewed from the perspective of traditional Korean nursing. Several congruencies and a few incongruencies are found between these Western and Eastern views, and suggestions are made for greater consistency between these views.

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